New survey finds a quarter of Mayo people have Facebook pages

A new survey by the discovery team at digital media company eighttwenty has broken down, county by county, the percentange of people in each county who have a Facebook page.

According to their report there are 2.2 million Facebook users in Ireland, which is 57 per cent of everyone over the age of 15. Mayo has the fourth least penetration of Facebook users per population, with 24.5 per cent of the population using the social media platform.

Dublin has by far the highest penetration with over 75 per cent of people having a Facebook profile, which is followed by Limerick with 50 per cent, then Louth, Waterford, Galway and Sligo. Mayo’s near neighbours in Leitrim and Roscommon are the bottom two on the list with 18.87 per cent and 19.04 per cent penetration.

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